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I have a very painful bridge of my nose, feels like I've

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I have a very painful bridge of my nose, feels like I've been punched. Slight redness, headache, runny nose (clear discharge) and tickly throat. Had this for about a week now.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Wu replied 8 years ago.


I suspect that you have a sinus infection which has extended to the soft bones of the nose. Sinus infections often start with common cold symptoms( runny nose), the bacteria/virus then gets into the sinuses. The pain you have around the forehead are could be from frontal sinus infection.

A painful nose is from infection until proven otherwise. The bridge of the nose if made of cartilages, which can become infected. Another possibility is that you have a polyp inside the nose that is now inflammed. Either case you most likely will need antibiotics.

For now, you can try taking sudafed( if you don't have a reaction to sudafed) to decrease sinus pressure.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

thanks for the reply, all mostly cleared now and nose no longer painful - that was the weirdest bit - I thought my wife had maybe punched me in the night! Cleared up on it's own after a few days.